The Clinton camp has been accused of playing dirty, and no, we aren’t talking about their latest round of campaign advertisements. We’re talking actual filth in this case. A Clinton campaign bus in Lawrenceville, Georgia is accused of emptying their human waste container into a city storm drain and into a public street.
— Rebekka Schramm (@SchrammCBS46) October 18, 2016
According to a local media report:
The incident happened on Grayson Highway Tuesday morning after the bus left a campaign stop near the Gwinnett County Board of Elections Office where hundreds of voters were lined up to take part in Early Voting.
Police say when officers arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered on the roadway near the storm drain, there was a foul smell.
Mike Robins, manager of a nearby business, took several photos of the tour bus dumping waste into the storm drain. In the pictures, a liquid can be seen coming from the bottom of the bus.
According to Robins, a hazardous materials crew responded to the location and collected the waste to keep more of it from entering the storm drain.
“I don’t care who you are. I don’t care if you’re Hillary Clinton. I don’t care if you’re Donald Trump. I don’t care who you are, you don’t throw human waste down a storm drain,” said Mark Robins, the manager of a business near the dump site. “Waste water just dumping all out in the street, poured out in the storm drain, and at this time I’ve got my cell phone out and I’m taking pictures cause I don’t care who you are. That’s just wrong.”
The DNC provided the following statement on the issue:
This was an honest mistake and we apologize to the Lawrenceville community for any harm we may have caused. We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again. Furthermore, the DNC will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state officials to determine the best course of corrective action.
Here is the local video report on the incident: